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  • FRANKFURT, June 26- Shares in German potash miner K+ S leapt almost 40 percent on Friday after a takeover proposal from Canada's Potash Corp which sources close to the matter said was worth more than 7 billion euros. K+ S believes Potash Corp wants to take capacity out of an over-supplied market to boost its profitability, the sources said, adding the Canadian firm...

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  • May 6- U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries reported lower first-quarter profit on Wednesday, with the drop reflecting a one-time gain a year ago from the sale of its phosphate business. Net earnings fell to $231 million or $4.79 per share from $708.5 million or $12.90 per share a year earlier. Net sales dipped 16 percent to $954 million, reflecting the sale of...

  • April 30- North America's two biggest potash producers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan and Mosaic Co, reported larger first-quarter profits on Thursday, but results missed expectations. Canada's Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer maker by market capitalization, cut its full-year profit forecast, and both companies warned potash prices could slide.

  • UPDATE 2-Belarus surprises rivals with China potash deal Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    *BPC deal is first for 2015 with major importer China. MINSK/ MOSCOW, March 19- Crisis-hit Belarus reached an unexpected agreement with China on Thursday over 2015 prices for the crop nutrient potash, undercutting Russian and North American rivals who were negotiating for higher rates. Thursday's deal makes it harder for the likes of Uralkali, U.S.-based Mosaic...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • Feb 11- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co's fourth-quarter profit nearly tripled, helped by strong demand for phosphates and potash. The company's shares rose 2.3 percent at $51.94 in morning trading in New York on Wednesday. Rival Potash Corp of Saskatchewan last month reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit.

  • Potash's profit beats as sales rise, costs fall Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    A worker prepares a railcar to transport potash from the Potash of Saskatchewan Lanigan mine in Lanigan, Sasketchewan, Canada.

    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs.

  • Potash Corp's shares rose more than 3 percent Thursday in Toronto and New York, touching their highest level since May 2012 in Toronto. Potash Corp sold 2.5 million tonnes of potash, the most ever in a fourth quarter and up 42 percent year over year. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, reported fourth-quarter...

  • Jan 29- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, said on Thursday that improving phosphate market conditions are...

  • *Driven by U.S. companies and some cost cutting in Europe. Chief executives, bankers and investors gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said they expected U.S. companies to take advantage of a rising dollar and robust growth at home to strengthen their position in global markets. "There are always great opportunities in the aftermath of a...

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Agrium to pay more in dividend Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividend, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium also said the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 5 percent, or nearly 7.2 million, of the company's common shares over the next 12...

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  • A bad omen for agriculture? Cramer's warning Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Three farm tractors in a freshly cut cornfield near Visalia, California.

    The entire farm complex could see widespread selling after a fertilizer maker issued an earnings warning, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

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    Investors should not overlook these companies' pre-announcement to the downside, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

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